Oracle Communications provides integrated communications and cloud solutions for Service Providers and Enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation journey in a communications-driven world from network evolution to digital business to customer experience. www.oracle.com/communications.
Core2Africa Value Proposition for Oracle
Core2Africa has been an Oracle partner since 2010, having developed a high level of knowledge, skill and experience working a variety of customers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Multiple implementations across a variety of local and global service providers positions Core2Africa as the premier integrator for Oracle in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
There have been a number of challenges that have arisen within the service provider environment, including:
• Network Performance and Dimensioning
• Visibility & Understanding of Subscriber Behaviour, Network Behaviour and Service Behaviour
• Quality of Service
• Price Compression
• Service Commoditisation
• Reduced Barriers to Entry for New Competitors
• Revenue Leakage
In line with these challenges Core2Africa has developed a structured approach to best manage them: S-N-A-A-P
Core2Africa Product Focus
Core2Africa promotes, sells and implements Oracle Communications Products., including ACME Packet Session Border Controllers (SBC), Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), Oracle Communications Operations Monitor (OCOM) and Oracle Communications Digital Signalling Routing (DSR). All implementations are conducted using Core2Africa Professional Services, following a Structured 7-Step End-to-End Approach, and supported by Core2Africa Maintenance & Support Services.
Oracle ACME Packet 4600
Oracle’s Acme Packet 4600 Series is Oracle’s next-generation mid-range communications platform, combining unrivalled flexibility, efficiency, and functionality in a compact one rack unit (1RU) form factor. As a key component of Oracle’s market-leading network session delivery and control infrastructure platform family, Acme Packet 4600 meets all of the functionality, scalability, availability, and manageability requirements of service providers and large enterprises. Read more . . .
Oracle ACME Packet 6000
Oracle’s Acme Packet 6000 Series combines groundbreaking performance, capacity, and system throughput with the most proven and comprehensive session delivery functions and features in the industry. Featuring the 1RU Acme Packet 6100 and the 3RU Acme Packet 6300 and Acme Packet 6350, the 6000 Series is building the foundation for future generation Internet Protocol (IP) real-time communications (RTC) services. Read more . . .
Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF)
Oracle Communications Policy Management products and solutions give communication service providers the tools necessary to quickly and easily deploy complex network policies, supporting wireless, fixed, cable and IoT/M2M networks, and covering a broad range of use cases, including network optimization and security, QoS and bandwidth control, personalized service tiers, flexible multi-device and –user data plans, streaming video and content delivery, fixed-mobile convergence, Internet of Things, VoLTE and VoIP, API exposure and service delivery, analytics, and convergent charging. Read more . . .
Performance Intelligence Center 10.2
+ Feature Guide
Oracle Communications Performance Intelligence Center (OCPIC) is a comprehensive suite of applications, which provides an in-depth understanding of the network and equips wireline and wireless CSPs with the tools required to make informed business investment and cost reduction decisions.
OCPIC provides a set of tools needed to capture network traffic data and convert it into useful business intelligence for troubleshooting, managing traffic, services and QoS metrics in a flexible manner.
Oracle Communications Operations Monitor (OCOM)
Oracle Communications Operations Monitor (OCOM) is part of the Oracle Communications Session Monitor product family, an end-to-end network visibility and monitoring software system that increases the ROI of Long Term Evolution (LTE), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), voice over IP (VoIP), and unified communications (UC) deployments and provides an unprecedented view of the network for both operations management and in-depth troubleshooting. Oracle Communications Session Monitor products enable enterprises and service providers to quickly and securely deploy IP communications networks, reduce operational costs, generate additional revenue and minimize churn. It is a proven, carrier-grade solution for enterprise networks and fixed and mobile service providers, with more than 200 deployments globally, including many tier-1 service providers. Read more . . .
Oracle Communications Diameter Signalling Router (DSR)
Diameter is the protocol used by network elements in LTE and 3G networks to enable and monetize services, such as voice, video, and data. Diameter enables revenue-generating data services; including tiered data plans, loyalty programs, application-specific QoS, content provider and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. There is a direct correlation between Diameter traffic and data revenue. As service providers begin to monetize their networks, the volume of Diameter signalling increases. Read more . . .
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In an increasingly competitive world, there is much at stake for service providers as they look towards the future. The networks that will power future generation IP services must be architected to deliver high-octane user experience with iron-clad security. They must appeal to new as well as existing subscribers while minimizing cost. And they must have the flexibility to expand and adapt to shifting market dynamics. Session border controllers (SBCs) will play a major role in these networks.
Oracle Communications Policy Management in a VoLTE Environment
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services have been a topic of discussion for several years. Now, VoLTE services are available in select networks worldwide, and the majority of communications service providers(CSPs) are now active in the planning, trial, and/or deployment stages. Once viewed as a technology several years away, VoLTE has now moved into the realm of reality. CSPs’ motivations for deployment of VoLTE differ, but most look to consolidate data and voice network resources into one architecture moving forward rather than maintaining the current arrangement of two separate network architectures –the existing 3G network providing voice services (as well as data services when LTE coverage is not available), and newly deployed LTE networks, which are thus far mostly dedicated to providing high speed data services. CSPs wish to leverage the investments in their LTE networks and IMS infrastructures to cover all of their subscriber’s needs, and eventually allow for the decommissioning of the 3G networks.
The value of keeping their telecommunications networks optimized and trouble-free cannot be overemphasized to service providers. After all, their network is what runs their business. Not only does it provide day-to-day revenue-generating services, but traffic on the network can also yield invaluable information that can be used strategically to grow the business. Therefore it is important for operators to ensure their networks run smoothly. All too often, though, keeping networks running efficiently requires a large outlay of engineering resources and hefty operating expenses, sometimes leading to suboptimal implementations, and insufficient attention to its continuing growth and evolution. This document explains how service providers can realize the benefits of a well-run network and yet keep their maintenance budget in control.